Muslim Saints and Mystics

Muslim Saints and Mystics :
Transl. of Tazkirat al-Awliya, New,
*[A5] Hardback with Dustjacket - 427 pages,
by Shaykh Farid al-Din 'Attar,
Translated into English by A.J. Arberry,
Published by Book Corner, Pakistan.

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Description :

Tadhkirat al-Awliya (Memoirs of the Saints) is considered a world famous Classical book of Persian literature. It is an abridgement which has been translated by A. J. Arberry of Attar's only known prose work.

Farid al-Din Attar devoted a considerable part of his life to Tadhkirat al-Awliya and before his death it was available to the masses.

Farid al-Din Attar, author of the book here presented in an abridged translation, is to be
accounted amongst the greatest poets of Persia; his dimensions as a literary genius increase with the further investigation of his writings, which are still far from completely explored, though welcome progress has been made of late in their publication.

Table of Contents :

------The Origins of Sufism,
------Sufism and Persian,
------The Rise of Persian Sufi Literature
------Attar and his 'Memorial of the Saints,'
------Sources of Attar's "Memorial"
------Comparative Table of Sufi Biographies,

---[1]. Hasan of Basra,
--------The conversion of Hasan al-Basra,
--------Hasan al-Basra and Abu Amr,
--------Hasan al-Basra and the Fire-worshipper,

---[2]. Malik ibn Dinar,
--------About his name and his repentance,
--------Malik and his neighbour,
--------Malik and his abstinence,

---[3]. Habib al-Ajami,
--------The story of Habib the Persian,
--------The miracles of Habib,

---[4]. Rabi'a al-Adawiya,
--------Rabi'a, her birth and early life,
--------Anecdotes of Rabi'a,
--------Prayers of Rabi'a,

---[5]. Al-Fuzail ibn Iyaz,
--------Fuzail the highwayman and how he repented,
--------Fuzail and Harun al-Rashid,
--------The anecdotes of Fuzail,

---[6]. Ibrahim ibn Adham,
--------The legend of Ibrahim ibn Adham,
--------Ibrahim ibn Adham goes to Makkah,
--------Ibrahim is visited by his son in Makkah,
--------Anecdotes of Ibrahim ibn Adham,

---[7]. Bishr ibn al-Harith al-Hafi,
--------The conversion of Bishr the Barefoot,
--------Anecdotes of Bishr al-Hafi,
---[8]. Dhu '1-Nun al-Misri,
--------Dhu'l Nun the Egyptian and how he came to Islam,
--------When he was arrested and taken to Baghdad,
--------Dhu'l Nun and the pious disciple,
--------The anecdotes of Dhu'l Nun,

---[9]. Abu Yazid al-Bistami,
--------His birth and early years,
--------The ascension of Abu Yazid,
--------Abu Yazid and Yahya al-Mu'adh,
--------Abu Yazid and his disciple,
--------Anecdotes of Buyazid al-Bistami,

---[10]. 'Abd 'Allah ibn al-Mubarak,
--------The conversion of 'Abd 'Allah ibn al-Mubarak,
--------'Abd 'Allah ibn al-Mubarak and Ali ibn al-Muwaffaq,
--------'Abd 'Allah ibn al-Mubarak and his slave,

---[11]. Sufyan al-Thawri,
---------Sufyan al-Thawri and the Caliphs,
---------Anecdotes of Sufyan al-Thawri,
---[12]. Shaqiq of Balkh,
---------The career of Shaqiq of Balkh,
---------Shaqiq al-Balkhi before Harun al-Rashid,
---[13]. Dawud al-Ta'i,
---------The poverty of Dawud at-Ta'i,
---------The anecdotes of Dawud,

---[14]. Harith al-Muhasibi,
---------The austerity of Harith al-Muhasibi,

---[15]. Ahmad ibn Harb,
---------Ahmad ibn al-Harb and the Zoroastrian,
---------Ahmad ibn al-Harb and Ahmad the merchant,
---------Ahmad ibn al-Harb and his son,

---[16]. Hatim al-Asamm,
---------Anecdotes of Hatim,

---[17]. Sahl ibn Abd'Allah al-Tustari,
---------The early years of Sahl al-Tustari,
---------Anecdotes of Sahl al-Tustari,

---[18]. Ma'ruf al-Karkhi,
---------How Maruf al-Kharki chose Islam,
---------The anecdotes of Maruf al-Kharki,

---[19]. Sari al-Saqti,
---------The career of Sari al-Saqti,
---------Sari and the courtier,
---------Anecdotes of Sari al-Saqti,

---[20]. Ahmad ibn Khazruya,
---------Ahmad ibn Khazruya and his wife,
---------Ahmad wrestles with his soul,
---------His anecdotes,

---[21]. Yahya ibn Mu'adh,
---------Yahya ibn Mu'adh and his debt,

---[22]. Shah ibn Shuja'
---------Shah ibn Shuja and his children,

---[23]. Yusuf ibn al-Husayn al-Razi,
---------How he came to Islam,
---------Yusuf ibn al-Husayn and Ibrahim al-Khawwas,
---------Yusuf ibn al-Husayn and the handmaiden,

---[24]. 'Abu Hafs al-Haddad,
----------How 'Abu Hafs al-Haddad converted to Islam,
----------'Abu Hafs al-Haddad and al-Junayd,
----------'Abu Hafs and Al-Shibli,

---[25]. 'Abu'l-Qasim al-Junayd al-Baghdadi,
----------The early years of Junayd al-Baghdadi,
----------Al-Junayd put to the proof,
----------Al-Junayd preaches,
----------The anecdotes of Al-Junayd al-Baghdadi,
----------The death of al-Junayd,

---[26]. 'Amr ibn 'Uthman al-Makki,
---------'Amr ibn 'Uthman and the book of treasure,
---------'Amr ibn 'Uthman on love,
---------'Amr ibn 'Uthman writes to Al-Junayd,

---[27]. 'Abu Sa'id al-Kharraz,
----------The doctrine of 'Abu Sa'id al-Kharraz,
----------The dreams of 'Abu Sa'id,

---[28]. 'Abu '1-Husayn al-Nuri,
----------The self-discipline of Abu'l-Husayn al-Nuri,
----------Al-Nuri before the Caliph,
----------Anecdotes of al-Nuri,

---[29]. 'Abu Uthman al-Hiri,
----------The education of Abu Uthman al-Hiri,
----------The anecdotes of Abu Uthman,
---[30]. Ibn 'Ata' al-Adami,
----------Anecdotes of ibn 'Ata,'
----------Why ibn 'Ata cursed Ali ibn 'Isa,

---[31]. Samnun al-Muhib al-Khawwas,
----------The story of Samnun the Lover,
----------Samnun and Ghulam Khalil,

---[32]. Al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi,
----------The training of Hakim al-Tirmidhi,
----------Anecdotes of al-Tirmidhi,

---[33]. Khayr ibn 'Abd Allah al-Nassaj,
----------The story of Khayr al-Nassaj,

---[34]. Abu Bakr ibn Jafar al-Kattani,
----------Stories of the piety of Abu Bakr al-Kattani,

---[35]. Abu Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Khafif,
---------The asceticism of ibn al-Khafif,
---------Ibn Khafif and his wives,
---------Anecdotes of ibn Khafif,

---[36]. Mansur al-Hallaj,
---------The wanderings of Al-Hallaj,
---------The passion of Al-Hallaj,

---[37]. Ibrahim ibn Ahmad al-Khawwas,
----------Stories related to Ibrahim al-Khawwas in the desert,

---[38]. Abu Bakr al-Shibli,
---------The calling of al-Shibli,
---------Anecdotes of al-Shibli,
---------The death of al-Shibli.


More books by Farid al-Din Attar,
Also see Akhbar al-Akhyar : New English translation,
More books about Sufi Saints,
General books about Sufism.

*Dimensions : 23 x 14.6 x 3.3cm.

NB: Sub-Continent print/translation quality.

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